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Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana

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689 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910-4222
+1 619-691-8848
10:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 04:00
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Waterford, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here on recommendation of a local and was so happy with the food, we went back again. Place is busy and parking can be hard, but they do have a parking attendant who helps with that issue. Recommend the por taco with everything on it. $15 for two people to eat.

Thank Jessica E
Hoover, AL
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've eaten tacos from coast to coast in both the US and Mexico and this is the real deal and the best in the US. Not as cheap as Mexico, matter of fact seems like it's too much...until you have one! The lines tell you all you need to know, worth the wait.

Thank DeltaDoc
Mazatlan, Mexico
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some if the best tacos anywhere. There are many filling choices and each with their own accompaniments. Service is good, everyone extremely friendly.

Thank Belize15
San Diego, California
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was born in San Diego, I'm used to go back and forth the border and visit lots of taco places. This tacos are even better than the ones you find in Tijuana. Maybe because of regulations on cleanliness or because they try to do better here in the US. The fact is that this tacos are the original and... More 

Thank Angel V
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the only spot to go for "TJ" tacos. You've seen other reviews and videos.and if ya from SD and been to TJ(mister E. Yeah I turned 18 and we was gone!) Back in 2003(way back) before that long walk over that bridge we would stop and grab some tacos. 3 for a dollar(in TJ) wish it was like... More 

Thank Michael P
Hyderabad, India
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169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The long lines are a put off at first. However the wait is worth its weight in Taco gold. The chorizo Spicy pork and beef 🌮 are a must. The accompanying spicy sauces are a great plus. Simple seating and basic ambience. This is where the locals go to eat. I will surely go back there. It's self service hence... More 

Thank Jaytee62
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Tacos El Gordo has three locations in San Diego area, and one in Tijuana. It is fast food at its finest. It is always busy, but worth the wait. their location on 'H' St. is less than a block off the Hwy 5 exit, and the trolley line parallels the freeway so one can trolley from downtown San Diego, and... More 

Thank Jay S
Inglewood, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The tacos here are delicious!! Very flavorful & reasonably priced. It's a must if you desire the taste of real authentic Mexican flavor

Thank Jaztgo
San Diego
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Quick lunch with my wife, a great taco shop that has some of the best tacos in the city! Will return very soon.

Thank Terrian T
Orange County, California
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

At first glance, the location is off putting, but what do you expect when you want some authentic tacos? Sure, the windows may be riddled with bullet holes, but then that must mean you've arrived at the right place for the best al pastor tacos. Keep in mind each line sells different types of tacos. You've got your al pastor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 689 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910-4222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chula Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 619-691-8848

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?